Cruzin’ the Fountain

May 16, 2013
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Cruzin’ the Fountain

The Box District might have bloomed for most during a festive ceremony last Friday, but it left young Jose Antonio Cruz all wet. While adults marveled at the progress in the area, kids took to having fun – and few of them could resist the water fountain on the season’s first truly warm week.

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Chelsea Girl Scouts Growing Strong, Busy Planning Second Annual Parade

May 16, 2013
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Chelsea Girl Scouts Growing Strong, Busy Planning Second Annual Parade

The Chelsea Girl Scouts announced this week that they will be honoring former School Committeeman and World War II veteran Morrie Siegel at the 2nd Annual Memorial Day Parade down Broadway. Eilene Cusick and Eileena Teixeira told the Record that the City’s various troops have been busy planning for the parade – which they...

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Safe and Sound: MGH Chelsea Family Summer Safety Fair Set for June 15

May 16, 2013
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Safe and Sound: MGH Chelsea Family Summer Safety Fair Set for June 15

Sixteen years ago Margo Johnson and MGH Chelsea administrative director Jeanette McWilliams launched the MGH Chelsea Family Summer Safety Fair. Between 250 and 300 people attended the first annual fair in the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center parking lot. Attendance has grown steadily each year, peaking at 650 people at the 2012 fair and making...

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Intense Police Union Negotiations Settled After Two Years

May 16, 2013
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For nearly three years, there have been shout downs at City Council meetings, immovable positions from the City, and even very public and embarrassing picket lines in the contentious negotiation process between the Chelsea Patrol Officers Union and the City. But now, there is peace between the two – and perhaps a chance to...

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Ash Files $131 Million Budget for Review by City Council

May 16, 2013
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An expansion of the Inspectional Services and Public Works Departments, more teachers and instructional support in the School Department, the preservation of police officers and firefighters who may have been lost as a result of the expiration of federal support,  additional funding for summer jobs and a renewed focus on public health are just...

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Two Deaths, Believed Suspicious, Under Investigation

May 16, 2013
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Chelsea Police detectives and State Police homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious deaths of an Everett man and woman in Chelsea early Monday morning, according to Chelsea Chief Brian Kyes and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley. After a 9-1-1 call just before 4 a.m. Monday, Chelsea Police, Chelsea Fire, and emergency medical technicians...

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Congratulations and Thank You to the Salvation Army of Chelsea

May 16, 2013
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We join the Chelsea community in recognizing the Salvation Army in Chelsea as it joins in the national celebration of Salvation Army Week. The Salvation Army helps so many cities and towns, families, and individuals throughout our country. We’re fortunate in Chelsea to have this great organization performing its noble deeds from its building...

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Police Briefs 05-16-2013

May 16, 2013
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May 5 Jean Day, 59, address unknown, was arrested for warrant misdemeanor default. Jeff M. Bosquet, 30, of 120 Vernal Street, Everett, was arrested for shoplifting. Louis Ayala, 20, of 15 Bowditch Road, Falmouth, was arrested for prostitution, intimidation of witness and assault. May 6 Kwame Bell, 17, of 334 Ferry Street, Everett, was...

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CHS Frosh-soph.Boys Win CAC Title

May 16, 2013
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The freshmen and sophomores of the Chelsea High boys outdoor track team easily handled all of the competition in Tuesday’s Commonwealth Athletic Conference Freshman and Sophomore Meet, racking up 166 points to claim the league championship. Leading the way for Coach Don Fay’s contingent of young Red Devils was Jeffrey Estrada, who won the...

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Obituaries 05-16-2013

May 16, 2013
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Claude Joseph Troville, Sr. Chef and Baker, Once Owned “Dad’s Bakery” on Central Avenue in Chelsea Claude Joseph Troville, Sr. passed away at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on May 3 after a long illness.  He was 84 years old. Born in South Hero, Vermont, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and...

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Chelsea Softball League Begins Season at Carter Park

May 9, 2013
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Chelsea Softball League Begins Season at Carter Park

A new Chelsea softball league opened its season Sunday at Carter Park. Two of the teams are La Familia and the Astros.

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Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly by His Friends, Colleagues and Family

May 9, 2013
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Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly by His Friends, Colleagues and Family

Richard Clayman was first elected to the Chelsea School Committee in 1971, becoming one of the youngest members and chairpersons in the history of this city. He later won election to the Board of Alderman, serving two terms in office, the latter as its president. Even before deciding to pursue public office in his...

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Tsarnaev: Fireworks and Burgers on Admiral’s Hill?

May 9, 2013
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It has largely been reported over the last week – first in the New York Times – that one month before the Marathon Bombing, suspect Dhokhar Tsarnaev showed up at an old friend’s house in Admiral’s Hill, culminating the unannounced visit with a firework’s show on the hills of the quiet waterfront development. Junes...

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National Salvation Army Week to Kick off Monday in Chelsea

May 9, 2013
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National Salvation Army week will kick off in Chelsea this coming Monday, with a full-scale luncheon by invitation and awards ceremony at the Wyndham Hotel. The invitation-only luncheon will begin what is hoped to be another successful week of alerting residents about all that the Salvation Army does at its Chestnut Street outpost in...

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S&P Raises City’s Credit Grade to AA-

May 9, 2013
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Local officials were ecstatic with the news that Standard & Poor’s had increased Chelsea’s credit rating to AA- last week – one of the highest tier municipal credit ratings. “We’re thrilled,” exclaimed City Manager Jay Ash, who led the effort to increase the City’s rating from A+. “There are many positive signals as to...

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Richie Clayman: One of a Kind

May 9, 2013
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Whenever the name of Richie Clayman came up in a conversation, the phrase you always heard in reference to him was, “What a great guy.” For those of a certain age and milieu, there was no higher tribute. Richie Clayman was a Baby Boomer who bridged the old and the new. He both understood...

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Red Devils Drop Two Contests in Extra Innings

May 9, 2013
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The Chelsea High baseball team dropped its three contests this past week, two of them in extra innings. For the hard-luck Red Devil nine, the extra inning losses marked their third such defeat in the past five games. Last Wednesday at Shawsheen, Daniel Velastegui tossed a gem for the Red Devils in a 5-4...

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Obituaries 05-09-2013

May 9, 2013
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Richard Clayman, Esq. Attorney Richard I. Clayman of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on May 1. The founder of the Law Firm of Clayman and Dodge in Chelsea, he was the beloved husband of Deborah A. (Bradley) Clayman; devoted and loving father of Katie Clayman Huggard and her husband, Josh of Swampscott and Erica...

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Metaphysical Messages: Zonta Club of Chelsea Set for ‘medium’ Fundraiser Friday Night

May 2, 2013
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Metaphysical Messages:  Zonta Club of Chelsea Set for ‘medium’ Fundraiser Friday Night

The Zonta Club of Chelsea donates funds to numerous local projects, presents scholarships and school supplies to students, and distributes food baskets during the holidays. It is an organization that has a proud history in the city, always pursuing endeavors to improve the status of women. The Zonta organization’s charitable reach and goodwill extends...

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Secretary Likes What He Sees in Chelsea Business Community

May 2, 2013
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Secretary Likes What He Sees in Chelsea Business Community

Chelsea is on the map when it comes to statewide economic development, and one top state official was in town last week to take in the scene firsthand – and to offer up assistance to keep the ball rolling. Greg Bialecki, State Secretary for Housing and Economic Development, landed in Chelsea last Thursday morning...

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Fire Study: CFD Sees Major Flaws in Key Recommendations

May 2, 2013
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The Chelsea Fire Department (CFD) said this week that it has detected major holes in a key recommendation from the Matrix Fire Study to streamline the department and reduce medical aid calls – specifically by relying more on a system of prioritization used by the City’s ambulance contractor. Deputy Chief John Quatieri, Union President...

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McLaughlin Sentencing Moved Back

May 2, 2013
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The long-awaiting sentencing of former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Michael McLaughlin has been postponed for more than one month. McLaughlin was supposed to be sentenced in Federal Court by Judge Douglas Woodlock on May 14th, but last week McLaughlin’s attorney, Thomas Hoopes of Boston, cited a conflict. Hoopes indicated he will be involved in...

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Holiday Inn Express Close to Reality

May 2, 2013
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Partners in the Residence Inn hotel development on Maple Street are pushing forward quickly to clean up a vacant property and develop a second hotel on the property, which abuts Route 1 and is directly across from Chelsea High School. Christine Thomas – a partner in the Residence Inn – said they have always...

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Markey, Gomez Carry Chelsea: Veteran Congressman Versus Newcomer in Final

May 2, 2013
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We congratulate U.S. Senate candidates, Congressman Edward J. Markey and Gabriel E. Gomez, on their impressive statewide victories in the Democratic and Republican primaries Tuesday. It was great to see our our former congressman, who has represented the district for 37 years, receive the highest vote total among all candidates in the city. The...

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